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Our Services

Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

A Healer’s Hand has specialized in prenatal & postpartum massage therapy since 2007 and has been nominated “Best in Madison” multiple times for its prenatal & postpartum massage. We believe pain during pregnancy is common, but is not “normal” and does not need to be inevitable. “Pain-free” pregnancy is gained by regular prenatal massage sessions throughout pregnancy following 12 weeks or the 1st trimester with certified prenatal massage therapists specially trained to relieve low back, neck, and sciatic pain. Postpartum Massage is critical in bringing the body, its muscles, and fascia (hips & pelvic girdle) back from the effects of pregnancy. A postpartum massage is recommended 6-8 weeks post-birth. Through emotional support and caring touch, our therapists will assist you in experiencing the joys and fulfillment of a pain-free pregnancy and ensure postpartum recovery.

Therapeutic Massage Services

Find relief through therapeutic massage. Therapeutic massage can help heal musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, general aches and pains, and many other conditions. Therapeutic massage has been proven to lower stress, anxiety, relieve insomnia, and boost the immune system. Stress alone has been shown to be a factor in all major medical conditions. Let our therapists provide a customized therapeutic massage that lowers cortisol levels by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system and reap the benefits of relaxation and wellbeing. We offer several massage modalities at AHH, including Chinese Medical Massage/Tui Na, Acupressure, Fire Cupping, Swedish, Myofascial, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Chair.

Advanced Aesthetics

 At A Healer’s Hand + The Nest, you’re supported not only in feeling your best, but also looking your best. We have a variety of unique advanced aesthetic services from careful facial and body waxing to customized skin treatments that utilize science-based and results driven technologies.  As a new client, we will first establish care through a Skin Health Virtual Visit to determine a treatment plan that is right for you.  We offer Hydrafacial MD, microcurrent, Poly LED Light Therapy, medical grade skin care and beyond so that you can have the ultimate skin health experience. Our licensed aestheticians bring you over 30 years of combined experience.  Healthy skin is always in, so why not invest?

Physical Therapy

Reclaim a strong, pain-free body by working with physical therapy at A Healer’s Hand + The Nest. Our licensed staff combines hands-on treatment through manual therapy and visceral manipulation, exercise, and education in their PT sessions to treat the whole body, including the fascia surrounding nerves, the internal organs, and the musculoskeletal system. Kathleen our PT, has over 20 years of experience and extensive training in pelvic floor physical therapy as well as advanced manual therapy techniques.

Eastern Healing

At A Healer’s Hand we provide several Eastern Healing modalities, including Traditional Chinese Medical Massage (TCM)/Tui Na, Acupressure, Fire Cupping, Reflexology and Reiki. These Eastern Healing modalities are designed to restore balance in the body, which allows the body to heal itself. Reiki, which is a Japanese hands-on healing modality, takes a similar approach and heals a person’s energy on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Reflexology is ancient healing art that dates back 5000 years to the Egyptians, whereby pressure is applied to the feet, and/or hand reflex areas or zones that correspond to all glands, organs, and bodily systems. This relieves stress, restores natural balance and revitalization.

The Nest Massage Instruction

Nicole Budeau, Owner of A Healer’s Hand + The Nest has been a Licensed Massage Therapist, LMT, and a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, CPMT since 2004.  She is also a trained Reiki Master Practitioner and Certified Infant Massage Instructor.  Nicole has been teaching prenatal massage to massage students for over 10 years, as well as massage techniques to pregnant couples and infant massage to parents.  She is now offering a Virtual Infant Massage Video Course for parents and caregivers to purchase and is currently creating more massage instruction programs that support, educate and benefit couples during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery.


Pregnancy Massage 101: The Key Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Your body's working hard, so let experts trained in prenatal massage work some magic on your muscles so you receive amazing physical and mental health benefits. Ruchika Jain was only four months pregnant with her second child, but her feet throbbed, her back ached,...

Pregnancy Massage – Touch for the Mom-to-Be

Pregnancy is a beautiful and natural condition -- nine transformative months full of excitement, planning and peering at the awesome unfolding of life. But this transformation also brings inevitable side effects, sometimes making a woman feel like her body has been...

Best of Madison

A Healer's Hand + The Nest nominated once again for The Best of Madison Specialty Spa, the winners will be announced in August 2022 edition of Madison Magazine! Thank you to all of you who voted for us!

Best of Madison – A Healer’s Hand + The Nest Nominated!

It's with great pride and excitement that I share with you A Healer's Hand + The Nest has been nominated for Best of Madison in the "Specialty Spa" category for Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage for 2019! The final voting for the top three businesses in each category...

Best Specialty Spa | Silver Winner 

Supporting the Health of Pregnant and Postpartum Women Through Therapeutic Massages  A Healer’s Hand + The Nest, Madison’s Best Specialty Spa Silver winner, specializes in pregnancy and postpartum therapeutic massages. “Our specialized massage helps new and...

What Clients Say About Us

“Nicole is a miracle worker”

“Nicole is a miracle worker. Her knowledge of the body, and in particular the effects of pregnancy on the body, is remarkable. Thanks to her, my pregnancy was a pain-free experience. She became even more helpful to me postpartum, relieving pain that doctors would have taken much longer or used much more invasive, unnatural strategies to resolve. I have an infinite amount of trust and faith in her abilities. While I always enjoyed the occasional massage for relaxation, seeing Nicole has shown me that massage performed by someone with her level of expertise is profoundly healing. I will continue to see Nicole as long as I am able. I know that if I ever receive a massage from anyone else, it will be very disappointing in comparison. Seeing Nicole has been so immensely beneficial for my mind and body. I am so fortunate that I was referred to her. Even though she came so highly recommended, I could have never believed just how gifted and capable she is until I was able to experience it myself. In addition to the level of skill and knowledge she brings to her profession, she is also an extremely warm and caring person who genuinely wants to help people and make them feel fantastic. I can’t think of anyone better suited for their profession than she is!”

“Nicole’s was the very best massage I have had, just a delightful experience.”


The Calm in the Storm

“When I was in labor and things were moving slowly, Nicole did some points to bring on labor. The pain at the end was extremely intense, and she found points to take the edge off. I loved having her there, quietly taking care of me, while chaos was going on all around me. She was the calm in the storm, and she helped me to be present to the birth of my baby boy instead of being focused on my own pain and discomfort.”



“I have been to very high end spa for a massage before (Kohler Water Spa and Spas in Vegas), but Nicole was the best massage I have had! It was fantastic.”


Enjoyable Pregnancy

“Nicole has made the last three weeks of my pregnancy not only bearable, but enjoyable. She is truly wonderful. I feel great.”


Best Hands

“Nicole has the best hands in Madison”


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